Eaton Rapids

Hearts and Hands Inc. / Courtesy

Many in the Eaton Rapids area were impacted by the fire at Meridian Magnesium Products of America. The Credit Union LAFCU has organized a toiletries and food drive to help. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.


Ford company
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There are no apparent signs that Wall Street is worried about a plant fire that is forcing Ford to cut back on production of its F-150 pickup, the top-selling vehicle in America.

Authorities say explosions and a large fire at an auto parts plant in Michigan injured two people and forced the evacuation of workers.

Eaton and Ingham County Election Results

Nov 7, 2017
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Eaton and Ingham County election results will be updated as results are made available. 


Current Sports | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio at a podium
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MSU Sexual Assault Investigation; NBA Playoffs; NHL Playoffs; Baylor Sexual Assault; Manu Ginobili; 

Current Sports #541 | September 4, 2015

Sep 4, 2015

Michigan vs. Utah Takeaways and Evaluation, Jim Harbaugh, Mason vs. Eaton Rapids Recap, Curtis Blackwell, Michigan State vs. Western Michigan Preview, and Reflection Friday.


Current Sports #538 | September 1, 2015

Sep 1, 2015

Mark Dantonio Press Conference Takeaways, Michigan State Football Preview, Eaton Rapids Football Coach Mike Smith, Cathy George Interview, and Top Five Tuesday.


Downtown Eaton Rapids Added to National Register

Oct 9, 2012

The National Park Service has named downtown Eaton Rapids to the National Register of Historic Places.

EATON RAPIDS, MI (WKAR) - Plans are underway to build a new foundry in mid-Michigan that will make components for wind turbines. Business and civic leaders say the plan will create about 200 new jobs for the region.

Dowding Industries and Astraeus Wind Energy make wind turbines in Eaton Rapids. The foundry that will be located at the plant will cast the 20-ton hubs that attach to the blades.